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Figure S1. Dlg1 is completely deleted in T-cell lineage of KO mice. Splenocytes from KO and WT mice (Vav1-Cre Dlg1flox/flox and Vav1-Cre Dlg1flox/+ respectively) were stimulated with polyclonal mitogen (ConA) overnight, subsequently harvested and lysed. Lysates were separated on 8% SDS-PAGE following by incubation with Dlg1 antibody to evaluate the expression of Dlg1 protein. Brain lysate was used as positive control whereas ERK expression was used as a loading control. Results are representative of three independent experiments.

Figure S2. Dlg1 is dispensable for T-cell development in Lck-Cre and Vav1-Cre KO and WT mice. Lck-Cre and Vav1-Cre thymocytes from WT and KO were stained with indicated markers to analyze all thymocyte subsets. No differences in thymocyte subsets were found between WT and KO mice. Results are representative of n>20 mice.

Figure S3. Dlg1 is dispensable for thymocyte selection in HY mice. Thymocytes from KO and WT male HY TCR transgenic mice were stained with indicated markers to analyze thymocyte subsets. No significant differences were found comparing total numbers or subset distribution of thymocytes from KO and WT male HY mice. Representative results of four experiments are shown.

Figure S4. Expression profile of Dlg transcripts in brain, thymus and T-cell blasts. RNA was isolated from brain, thymus and T-cell blasts from C57BL/6 mice followed by cDNA synthesis and RT-PCR analysis as described in the methods. Results are representative of three experiments.

Figure S5. Dlg1 loss does not alter expression of early activation markers. Sorted T cells from transgenic mice were stimulated with different doses of OVA-derived peptides restricted to MHC class I or II for 16 hrs. Cells were analyzed by expression of CD69 (top) and CD25 (bottom) within gated Vα2+ cells. Data are representative of three independent experiments and show the mean percentage ± SD of Vα2+ cells expressing CD25 or CD69.

Figure S6. Genotyping of mice harboring floxed alleles. Mice were genotyped with three different sets of primers to evaluate the following: (A) floxed alleles within exon 4 of the Dlg1 gene, (B) Cre recombinase expression, and (C) Dlg1 gene deletion. Supplemental Fig.6A presents the floxed band size of 1050bp, Supplemental Fig. 6B shows the Cre transgene band at 400bp, Supplemental Figure 6C presents KO and WT bands: 474bp and 1154bp respectively. Representative data are shown (n > 100).

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